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And the award for "The Most Stupid Question" goes to.........

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phoenix Mon 17-Dec-18 22:38:57

Mr P!

I phoned him recently to say that he would need to drive to were I work, because I couldn't get all of the Amazon delivery parcels in my car.

He asked "why?"

Errm, because the parcels were quite large, and my car (a Smart Roadster) is very small. tchconfused

Then, 2 days later in Lidl, when we had a 6 pack bottle of water in the shopping, I said "I may have to open one of those in a minute"

Again he asked "Why?"

I could have replied that I had forgotten to have a shower before coming out, and was worried that my personal hygiene might not be up to standard, or that my skin was suddenly feeling so dry that only an instant topical application of water would save me from becoming a wrinkled old crone that very moment, but it was actually because I was thirsty!

And breathe...................

MissAdventure Mon 17-Dec-18 22:41:10

I heard a man say to his partner whilst in Poundland the other day
"Oh, that's good! How much do you reckon it is then?"

paddyann Mon 17-Dec-18 23:15:54

My OH says I never answer a question ,I answer the one thats coming next ..but he would like the first one answered sometimes.I just know him very well so I know where its leading .

annep Mon 17-Dec-18 23:22:29

My husband quite often asks why too when answers are obvious, and I'm very bad and I do give a sarcastic answer. I shouldn't really.

absent Tue 18-Dec-18 03:06:46

Well, you are all very lucky because you get a response. Mr absent has that concealed switch in his brain, so that when I am talking it automatically clicks to off. However, I think that there is also a recording device so ten or 15 minutes after he has completely ignored my response, he will come up with a "good idea" or "solution" – which, of course, is exactly what I said ten or 15 minutes earlier.

BlueBelle Tue 18-Dec-18 06:09:01

MissAdventure your man might not be as daft as he sounds I noticed a lot of things priced at £2 in the pound shop the other day That fooled me for a few secs

Grandad1943 Tue 18-Dec-18 08:03:10

Yes BlueBelle, many things in Poundland these days are more than a pound in cost. That demonstrates that the husbands and partners of some of those posting in this thread have far more intelligence than those who criticise them behind their backs.

annep Tue 18-Dec-18 08:12:56

Absent offtopic- my husband doesnt always respond. Quite often I have to say "I spoke , now you speak, and that makes it a conversation." When he does manage to respond its like a delayed reaction ( and hes a very intelligent person) which requires a lot of patience.

sodapop Tue 18-Dec-18 08:27:27

My husband does that too annep sometimes he is completely oblivious to the words coming out of my mouth.

Anniebach Tue 18-Dec-18 08:37:56

Wonder why a poster who shares the reading of threads on this forum with fellow office staff thinks posters on this thread doesn’t share the reading of threads with their husbands

MissAdventure Tue 18-Dec-18 09:06:33

Yes, grandad, but they weren't looking at the things that have the huge £2 or £5 labels, or say 'managers special'.
And the man laughed at himself, so that proves that some men have a sense of humour.

MawBroon Tue 18-Dec-18 09:33:29

Yes BlueBelle, many things in Poundland these days are more than a pound in cost. That demonstrates that the husbands and partners of some of those posting in this thread have far more intelligence than those who criticise them behind their backs

That is one of the most spiteful, dare I say bitchiest attempted put downs I have read in a while.
If the poster is speaking from personal experience I have every sympathy for those who criticise.
A total SOH bypass is a sorry sight.

TerriBull Tue 18-Dec-18 09:37:40

Misandry Phoenix!, go write a hundred times "I must not diss Mr P behind his back, even in a lighthearted way" It's always good to have a man point these things out to us isn't it?

KatyK Tue 18-Dec-18 09:46:18

Mine's the same. We were talking about food for Boxing night when the family come round. I organise it, as I do with most things. I said I'd seen a nice festive cake that I wanted to buy. He said 'why?' I said for the table. He said 'why a cake?'. BECAUSE I BLOOMIN' WANT ONE!! Then I asked him to get two bottles of Prosecco and we had to go through the whole scenario again. The most worrying thing he's said to me this week is (re our broken shower) is 'We won't bother getting someone in, I'll fix it myself' Nooooo...

MawBroon Tue 18-Dec-18 09:53:47

Yes indeed Terribull we’d be lost

Teetime Tue 18-Dec-18 10:08:30

My Dh really hasn't learnt that my stock reply to his Why do we.... is 'Because I said so'. Simples.

moobox Tue 18-Dec-18 10:08:50

My most frequent answer to a DH question is - “same answer as I have to you when asked half an hour ago”

moobox Tue 18-Dec-18 10:10:03

Try again - “same answer as I gave to you when you asked half an hour ago”

LuckyFour Tue 18-Dec-18 10:11:47

The number of times I say 'I just said that!'. He doesn't listen. Scream!!

KatyK Tue 18-Dec-18 10:20:18

My DH knows it drives me mad and takes it in good heart, as do I when I know I am driving him mad. It's all good fun.

Rosina Tue 18-Dec-18 10:25:14

The funniest one I have ever heard was a friend rushing in to his house and yelling frantically at his Father 'My bike's on fire!!' Father's response: 'What do you mean, your bike's on fire?' I still smile when I think of that.

TerriBull Tue 18-Dec-18 10:30:18

Digging a great big hole, fellow GNs shock The Misandry and Inclusivity Officer is likely to put in another appearance anytime soon to give you all a further ticking off. A re education programme for the lot of you and whilst you are on that, you can put on your thinking caps and try and come up with a more inclusive name for this site other than Gransnet, never mind that it's primarily a website run by women for women, some men or possibly other people from one of the other 16 or so recognised genders, may be a bit miffed because, as the title suggests, it's exclusionary. Don't say you haven't been warned hmm that's my serious face to underline the gravity of where this thread is going.

MawBroon Tue 18-Dec-18 10:32:16

We are afraid, very afraid......

Camelotclub Tue 18-Dec-18 10:34:23

Sounds like the Two Ronnies sketch of Mastermind. Look on Youtube.

My DH drives me mad by not answering a direct question. It's as if his brain hears something else. I told him if he's ever questioned by the police they'd arrest him for obstruction!

And I'll say " Could I have some tea" and he'll say "Would you like some?"

But I wouldn't swap him.

GrannyMosh Tue 18-Dec-18 10:40:14

You ladies have made my day! Crying with laughter here. If your comments hadn't reminded me why I've been happily single for nearly 30 years, the Misandry and Inclusivity Officer certainly would have! I needed that giggle!